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IRON WORKS, Ii AUTOS, &c.
The subscriber offers for sale all the Works
and Lands belonging to the late firm of Henry,
Jordan & Co., adjoining the borough of
Stroudsburg, the seat of Justice of Monroe
county, Pa. situated about three miles from the
Delaware river, and twenty six from Easton,
on the located route of the Susquehanna and
Delaware rail road, and adjacent to numerous
stores, mills, houses of worship, several Acad
emies, schools, libraries, &c. &c.
The works are erected on a tract of about
in a high state of cultivation, and consist of a
two fired forge, Tilthammer and Forge, Blowing
apparatus, large shears, Ore stampers, Grind
ing and Polishjng works with three water
wheels, and power and convenience for at least
three more heavy mill wheels.
The water power is never less than 2,S00
square inches, under a three feet head : 'the
whole head and fall is eleven feet. Also one
Blacksmith shop, with 2 fires, several large
Coal barns, Iron house, Carpenter shop, Scale
house, Store and Office, and other out houses
one new brick
Barn, &c, and ten other
all in good repair. Also about
1750 Acres of Wood Italic!
jn the vicinity, with several good tenements,
tarm land, and water power thereon, in lots to
Also several hundred steel and' iron pole
axes, and a few tons of tilted iron, of various
sizes, suitable for ironing wagons, &c. All
of the above property will be sold cheap, and
oq accommodating terms. Apply to
JAMES BELL, Jr. Agent.
Experiment Mills, Monroe Co. Pa.
v February 12, 18-11.
P. S. If the above mentioned mansion house
is not sold before the first of April next, it will
he for Rent.
AT STROUBSB UllG .
npHE spring term of the above named insti
JL tution commenced on Monday, tho 4th day of
May ; and is conducted by Miss Mary M.
TItomas, late of Troy Female Seminary, an
experienced and well qualified teacher.
I he branches taught at this Seminary,
Spanish & Italian
The Seminary being endowed by the -State, in
struction is afforded at the reduced rate' of two
deliars per quarter, inclusive of all branches.
Haying rented the spacious stone buiiding, for
merly occupied as the male Academy, the Trus
tees are now prepared, to receive any number oi
young ladies that may apply, from all parts of the
Board, in respectable families, can be obtained
on reasonable terms.
The Trustees, with the fullest confidence, com
mend the .Stroudsburg Feinale Seminary to the
patronage of the public. . .
JOHN HUSTON,. jPres't.
(Attest) Wr P. Vail, Sec'y. ,
Stroudsburg,, May 151840.
At the Monroe Tannery, 3 or 4 wood chop-
,pars, lo-WJioinJiueiai wages wm dc given oy
, R, T. DOW-NHsTG.;&Go.
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STRO UDSBURG. MONROE COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1841..
muim I'll1 Jin
From the North American.
The Exploring Expedition
BY THE AUTHOR OF "SHIP AND SHORE."
The Captain of a Nantucket whale ship, re
turning from the South Sea, reports that when in
latitude 70, he fell in with an immense iceberg,
on the glittering face of which he discovered deep
ly chiseled in large letters, the following lines
which he carefully transcribed on the spot.
'Neath this iceberg's rough attrition,
Coffined low in many a ship,
Lies the South-Pole expedition,-r .,
Homeward bound from its cold trip.
It had proved itself no dreamer:
Reached its ice-encircled goal ;
Planted there its gorgeous streamer,- -Star
and stripe upon the Pole! "
This proud triumph nerved and cherished
Through the long Antartic night,
While each hope of home had perished,
When this iceberg hove in sight.
Ninety days the gale had lasted
When beneath the towering pile, .
It had moored its ships dismasted ; .
Deeming this some ice-bound isle!.
When it plunged, and through the ocean
Sunk each unresisting deck,
Ere the sleeper felt the motion,
Or the (vatch escaped the wreck! -
O'er its dark, unfathomed slumbers, '
Wakes no human wail orJmel,
But the mermaid pours her numbers,' '
Through her wild elegiac shell.
Little heeds it now this story, " "
Graven here in flinty frost ;
Little recks of Polar glory, ( x
Trophies won, or laurels lost! - .
"Never more shall it "weigh anchor,"
"Loosen sail," or "heave the lead;"
Nevermore "man jib" or "spanker,"
Till the last trump wakes the dead.
The report that an old lady, in her anxiety
to hear a courting scene, run her head through
the key hole, is now contradicted.
A lady of modern refinement advertises in
struction in " vocalization." We are at a loss
to know whether she teaches singing or scold
Pa, what is a spirit-stirring speech? 'Ob
servations made while preparing one's toddy's,
An English editor, Avith much gravity, says
the way they procure black writing ink in S.
Carolina, is by whipping the negroes' until they
cry and then catching the tears.. '
We dislike to see little boys smoking cigars
and chewing tobacco; it looks as though they
were in a hurrv to make fools of themselves.
, your chickens don't look as
well this year as common." "Oh those you al
lude to are roosters they have crowed so much
this year in honor of the election of Old Tip,
that they hav'nt had time to get fat." III. Paper,
The following are a few of the common or
popular proverbial 'says relative to the weath
If at sun rising or setting the clouds appear
of a Iundred color, extending nearly to the ze
nith, it is a sure sijm of storm and gales of
'If the moon shows like a silver shield, be
not afraid to reap your field: But if she rises
haloed round, soori we'll tread on deluged'
'A rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight
This adage may also be a good sign, provided
the wind be easterly, as it shews that the rain
clouds are passing away.
' Evening red and the next morning grey, aro
certain signs of a beautiful day.
'If the cock goes crowing to bed, he'll cer
tainly rise with a watery liead.'
' When the peacock loudly bawls, soon we'll
have both ram and squalls.
Learning by Steam. " Don't you think," said
an innocent good woman to Trap yesterday,
"that bye and bye people will be able to ham
" Bye and bye!" said Trap with a look of sur
prise, "why, madam, most of the students at our
collegiate institutions do so now."
"Lurd! do they i?idccd?" queried old grand
" Ob! yes " said Trap.. "Our voune men W
to 'cqllegp driye tandem play billiards iret.
ururnv, aim men grauuaie. . ii mat isn I learning
by steam, I I'm no judge." iv. 6, Crescent City,
.1L 1. ' .1 ' .1- T V. -I . . i 1 I.
6y Government consists in the art of .being
2&oinanc of I&cal Xiifo.
We have, aforetimej recorded many roman
tic and affecting incidents which have become
history through the medium of the inquisitions
held by the Coroner of this city; and perhaps a
majority of those investigations, if they could
be sifted to the bottom, would develope connect
ed circumstances out of the dull and ordinary
course-of every day life. But cases of loafers
found floating in our docks, have generally more
of the disgusting than of the romantic in their
compositions. The case which forms the bur-,
than of the following veritable narrative of facts,
hojvever, is a striking exception to that general
rule. I he story became known to the Sunday
News, and is told in the following manner in
theilast number of that journal. N. Y. Swi. .
'Married, on Tuesday, by the Rev. Wm. Ash,
T.Mowitt, to Charlotte Conroy,boihof this city."
Ttlie above marriage was consummated in
this city on last Tuesday week, and thereby
hangs a tale which may be worth tne attention
of the lovers of the marvellous. Mr. Mowitt is
a respectablo boss shoemaker, who keeps sev
eral men employed, and among the rest was one
named John Peking, who had ingratiated him-,
self so much in his favor by his faithfulness, in
dustry, and sobriety, that he took him into part
nership about three years since, and had no
cause, to regret his kindness. From that period
Mn Mowitt and Mr. Pelsing were constant
friends and companions, and boardedm the same
house uitil about twelve months since, when
one dayjthey were subpognae'd for a coroner's
inquest, vhich was about to be held on the body
of a manUhat had. been taken out of the Maiden
Lane dock. The deceased had all the appear
ance of hiving been a regular dock loafer, and
it was the opinion of all present that he had fal
len into tie slip while in a state of intoxication;
but the verdict, which was giver, in a few min
utes, waslmerely "found drowned."
The jiry beincr dismissed, Mr. M. turned-
round to hoik for his friend and fellow juror,
who had Jeen at his side till that moment, but
he was gone, and he thought he saw him run
ning at almost full speed up Maiden Lane.
This strulk him as being very curious, and it
also remii ded him of another curious fact, (at
least curi us as taken in connection with his
sudden flight,) namely, that when Mr. Pelsing
had first glahced at the face of the corspg, he
started and fumed deadly pale. Mr. M. then
proceeded lo his boarding house, and, thence to
his store, look for his partner, but he was not
to be foundlt neither; nor did he return that night,
nor the nes, nor the next, and two months pass
ed away without bringing any intelligence of
him; durina which lime Mr. Mo wilt had fully
made up hii mind that there was some myste
rious conno-.tion between his friend and the
man that w s found drowned, and that, in con
sequence ttereqf Mr. Pelsing had in all proba
bility madekwav with himself.
Well, so natters rested until a certain day in.
last June, wien a iaay caneu at ivir. iUowiirs
store, and atrcd for Mr. Poising. She was
told the particulars of his story. "And hasn't he
been here silce?" she inquired. "Not since,
replied Mr. ffowitt. "I know he has," said the
lady. He his not, I assure you, at least to my
knowledge, hnswered Mr. Mowitt. "But
am positivc,'paid the lady. "What proof have
you of it?" inciiired the shoemaker. "The best
in the world,returned the stranger, "for I am
here, and I atd Mr. Pelsing are one and the
same person.i And strange as it may appear
such was thelctual fact.
Well, the qiestion then was, whether Mr.
Pelsing was ;tgentleman or a lady, and it turn
ed out that she was a lady, and more than that,
her name wash John Pelsing at all, but Char
lotte Co'nroy, aid furthermore, that she was the
widow of the mi tliat had been found drowned.
She then state that her husband, who was
shoemaker in Iiiladelphia, and to whom she
had been mairfld for about two years, had treat
ed her very bady the consequence of which
was that she pfeked up his trade by stealth, and
when she thouat she was sufficiently perfect,
equipped hefsellin men's clothes, and ran off to
this city, to be ie more safely out of the reach
of her lord and rrister. Here, as we have seen,
she got into thejmployment and remained in
the confidence q Mr. Mowitt until the time of
the coroner's innest, immediately after which
she proceeded toPhiladelphia, where she learn
ed that her husbad (who had become a wan
dering loafer,) htj, on the hint of a friend, set
out for New Yoriabout a woek before, to look
for her; but wherj instead of an injured wife,
he found a waten ravc.
The upshot of lis romantic affair was, that
Mr. Mowitt requef ?d Mrs. C. to make his house
her home; that afi r a while ho found that he
liked her yet bpt r as Mrs. C. than as Mr,
Pelsing; that by v tue thereof he proposed a
renewal of their tms of partnership, which
was accepted; andjhat on last Tuesday "week
Mr. Mowitt and ihjlate Mr. John Pelsing be
came husband and l ife.
This is the first iistnnce, we believe, on re
cord, wherein a win performed the office of a
coroner's juryman; o the body of her own hus-r
band, or wherein p. ; ning man was married, to
his own master. !T a lady,, by the way, is very
good looking,.and fctii on fjie.safe side of thirty.
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hj.ii vj-t-ej?.-mt-'jcnrA. imam. jj-.m uu,MTiii'i.mmuejMj
"I pity the printer," said my uncle Toby.-'l '
"lie's, a poor creature, rejoined I nm.
" How so?" said my uncle. . . .
" Because, in the firGt place, (continued the.
Corporal, looking full upon my uncle,) because
U l- 1 T.
nu must cuuuavuur 10 uiuuse uvery uuuv. xu
paragraph pons upon him: he hastily throws it
to the compositor it is inserted and he'isl
ruined to all intents and purposes."
"To much the case, Trim," said my uncle)'
with a deep sigh, "too much thecase."
" And please . your honor," continued Trim
elevating his voice, and striking into an implor-'
ing attitude, "-an please your honor, this is now
" Go on, Trim," said my uncle feelingly.
" The printer sometimes pursued the Cor
poral hits upon apiece that pleases him might-.
ily, and he thinks it cannot but go down with'
his subscribers; but alas, sir, who can calcu-
late the human mind? He inserts it, .and it is
all over with him. They forgive others buts
they cannot forgive a printer. He has a hosu
to print for, and every one sets up for a critic:
The pretty Miss exclaims "why dont he give.
us more poetry, marriages and bon mots I
away with these stale pieces." The politician
claps his specs on his nose, arid runs it over
in search of some violent invective; he fiuds.l
none; takes his specs off, folds them, sticks
them in his pocket, declaring the paper is good
for nothing but to burn. So it goes. Everyone
thinks it ought to be printed expressly for him
self, as he is a subscriber, and yet after all this
complaining, would you believe it, sir, said the
honest Corporal, clasping his hands beseech
ingly would you believe it, sir, there are some
subscribers who do not hesitate to cheat the
printer out of his pay! Our army swore terri
bly in Flanders, but they never did anything
so bad as. that!"
"Ne.ver!" said uncle Toby emphatically.
SpcalL to tSsat IToimjr ISJait.
We mean that young man clad in broad
cloth and rufiles, and tasselled cap--with "soap
locks" dangling about his ears, and ivory head
ed cane dangling about his legs. A few mo
ments since he was to be seen at the bar swal
lowing his glass of brandy and water. Pres
ently you will see him with a cigar m his
mouth in a chaise or gaily trimmed cutter,
"driving a smart trotting horse through the
street. Hallo, there! young man ! you are on
the high road to rum! soon you will drive down
the steep precipice into everlasting disgracej
Rein back; put up your team; cast away your
cigar; lay off your broadcloth; abstain from the
cup. procure some mechanical or agricultural
tools; cultivate habits of industry and morality;
aim to be an honest and useful man. By so
doing you may yet retrieve a faling reputation,
and make.yo.urself a useful and respectable
member in society.
An Extraordinary Clock. A correspon
dent of the jNewark Daily Advertiser thus de
serines a new, ana certainly a very curious
The clock apart from the ornamental work,
is simply this: An arrow, the stem of which is
a solid glass rod; the barb or head of which is
of brass and also solid: the feather end of the
Arrow is of the same metal, but is made, hoi
low, arid contains the whole moving power of
the clock, and is wound up once a week. This
arrow is fasiened by a pin in the centre of its
stem into a glass dial plate on which the fig
ures are painted, the arrow-head pointing to the
hour with pencct precision and regularity.
An inspection of the clock presents lo the
curious observer this question: how can any
movement contained in the extreme end of the
arrow and obviously having no connection
with the centre on which it turns operate to
cause the arrow to revolve? A remarkable
fact which shows the impossibility of deception,
is that the arrow may bo removed from the dial
piate and laid down on the taoie, or even car-,
riod in tho pocket, and when replaced will im
mediately return to the correc'. hour.
The inventor of this wonder is T. R. Lefory,
a Jeweller in.Newark. We are a little incred
ulous. Some of the papers are chuckling -(because
two editors have lately been appointed to office:
Hal! of the bussex Register,' to a county clerk
ship, and Horner of the-Princeton Whig to bo
Alderman of Princeton; as if editors were nev
er promoted before! llavn'l wc been olected
town clerk twice, with a salary of eleven dollars
and several cents (one year wo didifi'gef paidT
though) per;unmim?ietfejr CUy Advertiser.
.. i w 1 "-! "
A.pnjf direct. A pedlorVwishins To recom
mend' his razors to thelgaping crowd ' thus-- ad
dressed them; "Gentlemen, the razors I hold'
in my hand were made in a cavn by the light
of a diamond, in the province of Andelusia, in
Spain, r. They .out as quick as thought, and arc"
as brighC.as the morning star. A: word-or two
more amhl am certain you will buy them. Lay
"them under your pillow at night, and you- will
md yourself, clean in tho morning. .,
I -.--j j it ' .-j niu j. m
the negligence of a moment, perhaps a, smalElfour pages of the newspaper are Europe, Asia.
u ianyai jtrt jai aw jjlt r-,w,KBaiiJiiiujuB'jt
A newspaporoflice resembles the great world.
jiThe large capital letters are aristocrats th
IvpmaiHatters are the men, and the itaYnv ar
th&Avomeu. Every form is a nation,, with tUft
big bufs at the head; and in every form, there
are various pieces, so are there different c,la.-
ses, societies, and sects in the world. Thr
Africa and America. The first pare is Asin-
as that quarter of the world was first peopVet--
anu we nnu it generally filled with fielttiou
tales of which the oriental natives werfthlufe
fond. The second, or editorial page, is Eurqpr
the opinionated spokesman of the world. Tl
third pager mostly covered with adveriiseintt
is America, with all its train of okWh wm
megs, thrift, and hastily-swallowed dinner
The fourth page is, of course, Africa, and :Jl
that quarter of the globe, is seldom expired.
and in all these lour pages or quartern of tfc
world, the works of the devil are plentfftttfv
Grubs in Cattle. -Most farmer know1 Ufa:
a large portion of cattle-have grubs or vonHwjn
'that part of the llesh nearest the. back bane. It
is .said that these grubs originate from a
which lays its egg during the month of Jt-.
arid August; and it is remarked that the best ftft
cattle have the largest grubs. An old farnte
in Connecticut, (so says our informant,)' Itos
been in the habit of sprinkling ashes upon t,h
backs of his cattle in the month of Septqmbt.
after the season of action for the fly, ahd tlti
has effectually destroyed both the nit and lb
Some have supposed thatth&grub was-natw-ral
'to the growth of Galtle. It comes from a nit
of the fly; and is laid successfully' on that part
sof the body which cannot be reached by the
tongue of the creature. Farmers Cabinet.
An old woman that sold ale, being at churit,
fell asleep during the sermon, and mUuckiiy.
let fall her old fashioned clasp bible, which ma
king a great noise, she exclaimed, -hail"
"So, you jade, there's another jug brwk:,y
Comfortable. Going to Washington sjfftr
an office, remaining there a week or two. fie
ing at night on a sofa, or on the floor, wrapped
up in a horse blanket, spending a eoal hundred
or two; and then coming home with a htRgu $a
in your ear. Boston Trans. .
Independence of Mfestf.
There are some men who no in leatHmr
strings all their days. They always, follow t
the path of others, without being able to give
any reasons for their opinions. There is a
proper mental indopence which all should main
tain self respect and the stability of our char
acter require it. The man who pins his opin
ions entirely on another's sleeve, can have no
respect for his own judgment, and is likely to
be a changeling. When we consider carefully
what appears to our minds, and exercise upon
it our own reason', taking into respectful con
sideration what others say upon it, and then
come to a conclusion of our own, we act as in
telligent beings should act, and only then.
This proper independence of mind is far re
moved from presumptuous self confidence than
which there is nothing more severely to be
condemned. Presumption is the associate of
ignorance; and it is hateful in the extreme to
hear some half 'taught stripling delivering his
opinions with all the authority of an oracle.
This is not what we mean by mental independ
ence, and it,is to be hoped none will mistake
what has been said. We refer to a modest yet
firm and independent exercise of judgment
upon subjects which the mind understand.-.
pn short, we intend only the opposite of th:
slavish habit which makes one man the mere
shadow of another.
Cause of Sound in Thunder.
From Webster's Principles of Sound.
Thunder is one of the consequences result
mg from lightning, and lightning appears to ht
occasioned by the comoustton of some o tKA
inflammatory particles of the air; or, accordky
to more recent opinions, of a condensation,.
aerial matter conducing to electricity, by whfcl .
in either case a vacuum is created. The t!
rounding atoms which remain uninfluenced f
this change, being forced together bynhe whw
weight of the atmosphere, greatly constrict n
other; hut ihcir elastic nature causes theiM , is.
mediately to expand, and by this enlarjrf mi
their sonorous properly is acquired. A f'i
fugal fOrcH being thus established, it kc L . 1
dire tiHis alike: hot as tho circle nxKuM a
prupuiiive jMjwcr ueromes graauniiy cni.)
;cd, till at last its pressure is no longer i r
i . . i i ...
-sound created. The rumbling noise tf i? ;".. -is
produce'd by that portion'of the sondrui;.
ble which strikes upon the earth, whonee '
comes condensed; and, being intercept! J
upward course by dense masses of vapor, i.
?again reflected, and this alternate mothm
revorboratiqn continue, until the mterrtn ;yf
ceases or the original force is exhausted. Wi.
,s occasioned also by reverberation" front . :
icloud to another, -r ' ' '' : ' w '